National Library puts iconic Aussie magazine on Web

Trove makes Australian Women's Weekly available in full colour

The cover of the first issue of Australian Women's Weekly. Image: National Library of Australia.

The cover of the first issue of Australian Women's Weekly. Image: National Library of Australia.

The National Library of Australia's Trove search engine has added issues of Australian Women's Weekly to its online archive, which now incorporates the NLA's Australian Newspapers site. The collection, which went online today, covers from 1933, when the magazine was first published, to December 1982, with pages from the magazine available in full colour for viewing in a Web browser or downloading as PDFs or JPEGS.

The collection incorporates 2500 issues of the magazine, with 220,000 pages and some 275,000 articles online.

The first issue of Australian Women's Weekly was dated Saturday, 10 June, 1933, with the cover's lead headline "What smart women are wearing" — "Camera pictures reveal the charm of the wearers and the chic and distinction of attire in intimate garden settings".

A front page article by Linda P. Littlejohn reports on an Adelaide conference of the Women's Voters' Federation, calls for "equal social rights" for men and women, including equal pay. The article on the conference reveals the gulf in attitudes between now and the '30s, reporting: "A public one evening concerned itself solely with the question of the prevention of the further multiplication of the unfit... Sterilisation was advocated, but it was realised that public opinion was divided on this question."

Like other scanned periodicals made available in Trove, readers can search plain text versions of articles thanks to optical character recognition. OCR errors can be corrected by readers.

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